Hot New Titles: July 15th 2014

15 July, 2014 Hot New Titles 3 comments

Hot New Titles logoWelcome to Hot New Titles, the weekly feature that possesses the super power to make your wallet cry and your shelves burst into song and dance! There aren’t many new releases or cover reveals this week, but that’s never stopped us from making our TBRs scream, “MERCY!!”

New releases include Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally, Illusive by Emily Llyod-Jones and Dirty Wings by Sarah McCarry.

Book Deals to put on your radar: Nemesis by Anna Banks, Toya by Randi Park and The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich.

Cover reveals include All Broke Down by Cara Carmack, the redesign for The Walled City by Ryan Graudin and the UK cover for Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley, our fav of the week! 

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Hot New Titles is Cuddlebuggery’s weekly post for YA releases and cover reveals. Don’t forget you can follow us on Facebook for all the cover reveals throughout the week and more fun. Clicking the covers takes you to the book’s GoodReads page. As always, we thank Stories and Sweeties, who compiles great lists of new releases and hosts monthly New Releases Giveaways! For all the latest book world news and book blogging gossip, check out our weekly Friday feature, Buzz Worthy News.

New Releases

Breathe, Annie, Breathe

Breathe, Annie, Breathe (Hundred Oaks #5) by Miranda Kenneally

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Annie hates running. No matter how far she jogs, she can’t escape the guilt that if she hadn’t broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race.
But the training is even more grueling than Annie could have imagined. Despite her coaching, she’s at war with her body, her mind—and her heart. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. She wants to run into his arms…and sprint in the opposite direction. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line.


Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones

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When the MK virus swept across the planet, a vaccine was created to stop the epidemic, but it came with some unexpected side effects. A small percentage of the population developed superhero-like powers. Seventeen-year-old Ciere Giba has the handy ability to change her appearance at will. She’s what’s known as an illusionist… She’s also a thief.
After a robbery goes awry, Ciere teams up with a group of fellow super-powered criminals on another job that most would consider too reckless. The formula for the vaccine that gave them their abilities was supposedly destroyed years ago. But what if it wasn’t? The lines between good and bad, us and them, freedom and entrapment are blurred as Ciere and the rest of her crew become embroiled in a deadly race against the government that could cost them their lives.

Dirty Wings

Dirty Wings (All Our Pretty Songs #2) by Sarah McCarry

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A gorgeous retelling of the Persephone myth, Sarah McCarry brings us the story of Cass and Maia–the mothers from All Our Pretty Songs–and how their fates became intertwined.
Maia is a teenage piano prodigy and dutiful daughter, imprisoned in the oppressive silence of her adoptive parents’ house like a princess in an ivory tower. Cass is a street rat, witch, and runaway, scraping by with her wits and her knack for a five-fingered discount. When a chance encounter brings the two girls together, an unlikely friendship blossoms that will soon change the course of both their lives. Cass springs Maia from the jail of the only world she’s ever known, and Maia’s only too happy to make a break for it. But Cass didn’t reckon on Jason, the hypnotic blue-eyed rocker who’d capture Maia’s heart as soon as Cass set her free–and Cass isn’t the only one who’s noticed Maia’s extraordinary gifts. Is Cass strong enough to battle the ancient evil she’s unwittingly awakened–or has she walked into a trap that will destroy everything she cares about? In this time, like in any time, love is a dangerous game.

The Zodiac Collector

The Zodiac Collector by Laura Diamond

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For almost-16 year-old Anne Devans, the annual Renaissance
Faire means three things—her dad spending weeks in the smithy, her bipolar mom doing some manic costume making, and another ruined birthday for her and her twin sister, Mary.
This year, Anne wants things to be different, and she’s going to do things her way.
On the eve of the Faire, Anne (along with a reluctant Mary) conjures up a spell that will make their 16th birthday party a whirlwind event.Little do they know that it’s a literal request.
After the mini tornado in their room subsides, the girls realize they’ve invoked the power of the Gemini Twins, Castor and Pollux. That’s the good news. The bad news is they also caught the attention of a sorceress named Zeena who has been collecting children born under each Zodiac Sign to enhance her power. Once she captures Anne and Mary, Gemini twins, the entire Zodiac—and the world—will be hers.
Anne leads the fight against Zeena, but her one-sided decisions could throw them into a world so far from home, even the Renaissance Faire would seem like a brilliant vacation. Between managing their new Zodiac powers, dodging their manic mother and trying to stop Zeena, they’ll get a 16th birthday they’ll never forget.

Book Deals

The Way We Bared Our Souls by Willa Strayhorn
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication: January 2015
Rights: World
Agent: Gloria Loomis (Watkins/Loomis Agency)

In the story, a teenage girl from Santa Fe facing a life-changing diagnosis convinces four friends to participate in a totem-swapping ceremony that causes them to swap problems and walk in each other’s shoes.

Nemesis by Anna Banks
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends (Macmillan)
Publication: Spring 2016
Rights: World
Agent: Lucy Carson (Friedrich Agency)

In the story, a princess who possesses the power to create energy escapes her father, who wishes to weaponize it, only to be captured by another kingdom where she discovers that her powers could be used to fight a terrible plague.

Toya by Randi Pink
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends (Macmillan)
Publication: Fall 2016
Rights: North American
Agent: Marietta B. Zacker (Nancy Gallt Literary Agency)

Sixteen-year-old Latoya Williams, who is black, attends a mostly white high school in the Bible Belt. In a moment of desperation, she prays for the power to change her race and wakes up white.

A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee
Publisher: Knopf (Random House)
Publication: Spring 2016
Rights: U.S. and Canadian
Agent: Catherine Drayton (InkWell Management)

Set in London during the Industrial Revolution, it features a girl who never believed she could be more than pretty and graceful and who, when she is thrust into a world of subterranean rivers, broomsticks, and nature gone wild, learns to trust herself and her destiny.

Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom
Publisher: Poppy (Little, Brown)
Publication: Fall 2015
Rights: North American and Audio
Agent: Jennifer Weltz (Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency)

In which a blind 16-year-old girl with a take-no-prisoners attitude navigates friendships, romantic relationships, and her high school’s track field, in a two-book deal.

NewsPrints by Ru Xu
Publisher: Graphix (Scholastic)
Publication: 2016
Rights: World
Agent: Ru Xu

The story follows a newsboy named Blue (a girl, actually) who, during a war, befriends a reclusive inventor as well as one of his inventions – a boy who is the prototype for a flying metal soldier. Blue must figure out how to save them both from the government that wants to reclaim them.

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
Publisher: Little, Brown (UK: Indigo)
Publication: Fall 2015
Rights: U.S.
Agent: Sarah Davies (Greenhouse Literary Agency) (UK: Polly Nolan)

The psychological thriller is about the discovery of a diary in the ruins of a high school that burned down 25 years earlier. The diary was written by the twin sister of a student who disappeared in the fire.

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins)
Publication: Winter 2016
Rights: North American
Agent: Rachel Ekstrom at the Irene Goodman Literary Agency

A debut novel about Riley, a 16-year-old gender fluid teen who starts an anonymous blog to deal with hostility from classmates and tension at home. But when the blog goes viral, a storm of media attention threatens Riley’s anonymity.

The Girl Who Could Not Dream by Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication: Fall 2015
Rights: North American
Agent: Andrea Somberg (Harvey Klinger)

The book tells of a girl whose family owns a secret store where they buy, bottle, and sell dreams, but who can’t have any of her own, and the adventure that she and her pet monster go on when someone starts kidnapping dreamers.

Cover Reveals


Steph Sinclair

Steph Sinclair

Co-blogger at Cuddlebuggery
I'm a bibliophile trying to make it through my never-ending To-Be-Read list, equal opportunity snarker, fangirl and co-blogger here at Cuddlebuggery. Find me on GoodReads.

3 Responses to “Hot New Titles: July 15th 2014”

  1. Bipasha

    I am suprisingly anticipating the release of Illusive. I have an inkling it holds a story far better than its plain cover. Also…it kinda reminds me of Marie Lu’s Legend. Let’s see. ^_^

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